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We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include:
>Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.)
>Gardening, farming and related activities
>Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching)
>Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc.
>Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.)
>Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.)
>Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.)
>Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.)
>Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.)
>Gear related to any of the above topics

Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
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Just a friendly reminder that threads about weapons which do not pertain to their use in outdoor activities should be posted on /k/ instead. Thanks.

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Knife thread...COMMENCE!
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>>930962
>>930976
you niggers are retarded
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>>931457
t. bought a knife with serrations

i don't think ANYONE can justify having serrations on a knife

the only place you could maybe justify it is if they were on the spine
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Orange is the true patrician's choice of handle color when it comes to knives.
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>>931507
I like serrations on a knife i don't care about with shit steel, like my gerber mini paraframe, i love the serrations on it since i don't really sharpen it that much and it's my go to knife since i don't like carrying a big bulky knife in my chainsaw pants.
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>>931518
I'm not a fan of serrations even on cheap knives. The only time I'd really want a serrated knife would be to cut through a seat belt or something like that but they make hook knives for that purpose that are better at it.

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Old Thread: >>912838


Search terms:

Companion Planting - Raised Beds - Hugelkultur - Vertical Gardening - Square Foot Gardening - Polyculture - Composting - Windrow Composting - Mulching - Vermiculture - Espalier - Fungiculture - Aquaponics - Greenhouses - Cold Frames - Hot Boxes - Polytunnels - Forest Gardening - Aquaculture - Mittlieder Method - Keyhole Garden - Window Frame Garden - Straw Bale Gardening - Soil-bag Gardening - Lasagna Gardening - No-till Method - Container Gardening - Ollas Irrigation

Chickens - Goats - Pigs - Sheep - Cattle - Ducks - Turkey - Honey Bees - Geese - Llama - Alpaca - Fish - Crayfish

Resources:

http://pastebin.com/RDDAm3Jz

Secondary Edible Parts of Vegetables:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/newsletters/hortupdate/hortupdate_archives/2005/may05/SecVeget.html
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>>931048
Okay maybe I'll stick with this pit then
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>>931393
Best thing to do with avocado pits is to do more than one, like three or four.
If all start to root, you could sell/gift the rest.
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>>931016
Over 3 months for that one (my first). The other 2 took a couple of months .

Here are some pics from last year.
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>>928627
Those water tanks are the same thing that I use for horses. They're practically indestructible.
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>>931531
And starting out maybe 4yrs ago-ish.

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Wool Blankets.

Anybody like wool blankets here? Any advice on what brands of blankets are best? I'm interested in getting an HBC blanket because I'll just sell a knife or two from my collection to cover most of the cost.

I love me my wool blanket. I'm not a pussy who doesn't know how to build a proper white man fire so I don't depend on a sleeping bag for warmth. My wool blanket right now spreads out the heat wonderfully so I don't get hot spots that are inevitable in windy -30C when the warmed air instantly cuts off from super hot to witch-tit cold on an invisible line.
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>>931516
We also get leather from animals, tanning / processing leather is a time consuming process that often leaves toxic waste behind that must be dealt with. Depending on the brand / quality, some leather goods can be had for fairly low prices as well. I know it's apples vs oranges but it seems like should be a bit cheaper in comparison. Then again, every cow and pig that is slaughtered produces a green hide that sells for next to nothing so maybe it has something to do with that.
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>>931493
>>931516
Not to mention that there a different grades of wool, the length and softness also needs to be taken into account.

And I've not heard much of a conglomeration of different wools (sheep, llama, alpaca).

I think it's Australia that has the wool market in it's control so that's another reason to hate Australia.
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>>930670
I'm not sure wether blanket wool is downproof. Also, two thick blankets AND down in between (which you'd need to quilt in a good way) is way too thick.
You could try and make a sleeping bag (I bet there are sewing patterns somewhere) from thin wool and synthetic insulation; neither are very expensive.

>>931493
The kind of sheep that are easy to raise are actually not the merino kind that gives crazy soft wool. European wool for example is mostly used for carpets and technical insulation, because it is too rough for the delicate skin of modern people.
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>>931523
The thing I'm most angry about is that there is no wool clothing in the US besides socks that I can find. I usually have to look on European sites but I'm not paying +20 dollars for shipping.
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>>931527
http://www.filson.com/
http://www.pendleton-usa.com/thumbnail/Men/Clothing/WOOL-SHIRTS/2079/c/2415/pc/1814.uts
https://woolandprince.com/

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In the early stages of creating an /out/ discord

https://discord.gg/z52vVAM

Join to share pics, discuss your region, and exchange advice
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bump

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>runs 50 km/hr
>over 250 kg
>over 2m tall when standing
>probably 50x the strength of man
>over 600k in North America
>120-160k in BC, Canada
>carnivorous skulls
>mother nature's killing and eating machine

How can North Americans enjoy the wilderness when these beasts roam the continent so freely?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPCVya7FjXI
0:27
>the strength of a bear
>how can men even compete?
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>>931279
Rape whistle?
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Me and my cousin saw one while camping/ hiking and pulled out a knife and machete and it just ran away. I guess it knew who it was fucking with.
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Not my first choice of meat, as it seems a little greasy and a bit gamey. However, it is very eatable.

As far as black bear attacks on humans. Most of those bear's were eight sick or very old. It is the very rare blackie that will just attack a human for food. Getting between a sow and her cubs puts you in the most danger.

Black bears can climb. It doesn't matter how fast you climb, as you can only go so far. Bear is not going to climb after you, but if it did, you wouldn't get away.
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>>931454
>Bear-banger.jpg
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I'm a lot more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a car or boating accident than a bear attack. Hell, I'm more likely to be maimed while feeding or tending to my friend's cows or horses while he's out of town than a stray black bear.... You gotta put things into perspective. I am pretty worried about picking up a bad case of the Lyme someday though, I know a couple of people who are living with chronic Lyme Disease and it seems terrible.

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Just chilly enough for toe socks here in NY. Hello /out/!
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>>930883
One of the lucky few I guess. I don't think I could walk around barefoot on anything cold
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>>930883
That being said, what do you think of the socks?
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>>930887
i don't like socks they are a hygiene feature like underwear. you know because it would be very difficult to wash shoes and boots out. otherwise i wouldn't use them.

and i would especially not use fingered socks wtf? the color scheme is also appalling.
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>>930926
If you cycle 3 or 4 pairs of shoes then you can not wear socks and not have to worry about the smell. I've discovered that 2 or 3 days is good enough to air them out.
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>>930883
This is actual autism. Who the fuck cares? Why did you think that people in the Internet want to hear you brag about your alleged superhuman feet?

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You and 2 friends have 300 dollars to buy stuff to survive a year in the dinosaur age. You each get a free pair of jeans, tee-shirt, socks and new balance sneakers. What elese would you buy
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>>931395
As a group
>931391
Sure cotton if it tickles your nuts fancy
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>>931097
>>931443
Given that it's a whole year and depending on where i would land, the cotton clothing might be used just as a firestarter or sieve.
The point that i'd suddenly be just in the middle of the food chain doesn't make the choice easier.
- proper set of clothing for whereever i'm going to land (This might already burn all of it)
- knife
- hatchet
- tarp
- sleeping bag and pad
- meds
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>>931478
And what off your two buddies and make a leaf shelter? Hope to catch food the first day?
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>>931430
Oh you're that guy.
Why are you that guy?
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>>931097
Is that $300 total or $300 each?

What is the most aesthetic wilderness, /out/?
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>>931483
this one looks particularly comfy
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>>931487
It's made up of lots of grassy elevated plateaux, it's the place to go in France for open spaces
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>>931498
Can't wait for this summer im going camping some how some way.
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mojave

Ok guys, I know its early but I have it on good authority that the Rainbow Gathering will be in Oregon this year!!
Can we have our first /out/ meetup there?
I know there was a push for this last year but it started too late for people to plan.
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>>931459
Why do hippies get so defensive when you bring up their drug habits?

99% of hippies are junkies and crackheads. I've been around enough hippies and been to gatherings and shit to know. At first you can convince yourself it's just an aberration but over time patterns emerge and the magic wears off, you begin to see the reality of the situation.
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>>931479
>Walk down the street in any city you find needles. That shit is all around you all the time.
No, it's really not. How normalized hard drugs have become to you says quite a lot to be honest.
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>>931499
You just really havent anon. I wonder why you have to come on 4chins and lie, probably what you do irl too desu senpai. Get a grip.

>>931503
Yes, it really is. Once again, fuck yourself. World has no place for dumb faggots who wont learn.
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>>931505
Did your feelings get hurt?

How dare someone have more experience than you and reveal the truth lol.


Also, class, notice how hippies always try to bring in normies to their "sphere of influence".... This isn't an accident, they now if left to themselves they're little more than crackhead vagrants, they need to bring others in to try and keep an air of "normalcy", if even only to themselves, to help convince themselves they're not just junkies but somehow something more, because they can still connect with and interact socially with normal people.


I've seen it time and again. Also hippies (who always think of themselves as kids, and refer to each other as such) just acting like disgusting junkie vagrants, but claim they're "freaking the squares". No, you're not. Maybe if you were still 15 acting outlandishly would be somewhat okay, but as an adult... It's just inappropriate and weird, and the "squares" are not "freaked" they simply find you disgusting and objectionable and would rather not be associated with your sort, but are to polite to simply tell you to fuck off.

Plus I'd be amazed to find anyone who has associated as a hippy for more than 5 years that's not addicted to whatever drugs they can lay their hands on and be riddled with hep c and all manner of other venereal disease.

Truly, the common American hippy is a disgusting creature.
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>>931514

Preach, brother.

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What kind of machete is this?
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Used?
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Looks virtual, like a game render.
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>>931416
Stop playing far cry
It looks like a chubby bolo
Next stupid question.
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Quite short by the looks of it.
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>>931416
It's a FOX parang XL.

Tfw you will never have a qt 3.141592 German bushcraft girl to spend your life with.

https://youtu.be/wbUy86vOOYI
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>>927565
>this
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>>923240
obvious
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>>929504
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW0yMFJkTFQ

not funny, utterly devoid of charisma, shit-tier tattooes, out of shape, seems like she's not very passionate about it, lots of empty content
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>>931243
you described me, except for the tattoos, and instead of her channel it's my life
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>>923129
Looks like Chris Isaak.

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What type of bird is this?
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A dead one
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>>931172
that is Cyanocitta cristata, a blue jay
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>>931344

This is a wrong anon.
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dedd bird
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>>931344
No its a Belted Kingfisher. The beak of the blue jay is much shorter and the crest not as pronounced.

How much cold can the human body handle?

Pic related, Victor was a feral child found when he was 12

>Shortly after Victor was found, a local abbot and biology professor,Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre, examined him. He removed the boy's clothing and led him outside into the snow, where, far from being upset, Victor began to frolic about in the nude, showing Bonnaterre that he was clearly accustomed to exposure and cold

My feet would freeze if I was running barefoot in the snow. Am I just weak from spending too much time inside?
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I wear shorts and a hoodie when I'm out and about doing errands with the car or working outside when it's -35c. When I'm biking or hiking I don't put on pants till until around -20c. You get used to it after a while, gotta build dat brown fat. I wouldn't recommend shorts in winter unless you got good circulation around your knees.
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>>930820
I never heard of that guy. I've been thinking about trying to swim around in a nearby river even though its below freezing. I'll probably use my wetsuit first then work my way down to a swimsuit
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>>930736
Sauce on shorts?
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>>930732
I can walk around barefoot comfortablly until about 20f. Eventually you build thick insulating soles.
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#119-"tfw still no time" Edition

Previous Thread:
>>927279

I really need to get out fishin this weekend.

Still waiting for help with the beginner guides on the Pastebin. I put a little saltwater one in there, but I want to do a river one possibly. Skid typed up a saltwater guide so enjoy the autism and CAbaymang just a trout one.

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!
http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtackle
https://imgur.com/a/1Xw3N

Talk about fishin
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>>931446
Could be true. Fish def hang on to soft baits (especially scented stuff like Gulp) much longer than hard baits. I can be fishing a 4" Rapala and 4" Gulp minnow the exact same way and a fish will hit the Rapala sometimes and spit it out before you can set the hook while there is a good chance the same fish will hit the tail of the Gulp and won't get hooked initially until they hit again and try to swallow the whole thing.
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>>931446
>>931455
Also this is moreso true with panfish like bluegill because of how they hit prey. Bass will swallow the whole bait on the first strike so they get hooked before they can spit out the hard baits. Bluegill like to nip at the end of a bait and take off with it before they try to swallow it. So if you are using a little inline spinner or crank, they could nip at the side of the lure instead of the hook and they will notice it is hard plastic or metal and spir it out right away. If the same thing happens with a soft bait that is salty and scented, they will hang onto it and try to eat the whole thing a second later and you have a better chance of setting the hook and catching them.
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4 or 5 days of decent weather up north

im quitting my job and fishing the rest of the week ill figure out my life afterwards
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>>931473
yea whole week is above 40F, it's pretty much all I ask for. Feel bad for the icefags in my state however, every cold streak is short and gets ruined by warm weather so only a few lakes are frozen.
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>>931473
That's about what I want to do. Or at least take a bunch of personal days. The weather has been so damn nice lately.

>tfw just watched nig walk out the gas station with two 18pks of Corona
Dude gets in the back seat of Lincoln SUV, Cuban chick working there is pounding on the window of the car and they are getting the plates and dude just drives off. Fucking nigs. And they complain about racism and people treating them like shit.



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